|Figure 1: Changing the source of a trace is as simple as|
a drag-and-drop of the desired source's descriptor box onto
the target descriptor box
Debug often calls for creative thinking. One of many elements of MAUI with OneTouch supporting creativity is the ability to quickly and easily change the source of a signal trace or a measurement. In the initial post of this series on OneTouch, we described how all analog and digital (if it's a mixed-signal oscilloscope, of course) input channels, zoom traces, math traces, and memory traces are summarized in descriptor boxes at the bottom left of the front panel. To change the source of a trace, OneTouch allows the user to simply drag-and-drop the descriptor box you want as your signal source onto the descriptor box of the channel (or zoom, math, memory, or digital trace) you want to have that source as its input (Figure 1).
|Figure 2: The Change Source gesture enables quick changing|
of the source for a measurement
The Change Source gesture also serves to change the source of a measurement. Doing so is as simple as dragging and dropping the descriptor box of the desired source onto the parameter (Px) column of the Measure table. You can do the same to a qualifier (Qx) on the Pass/Fail readout table.
Again, the Change Source feature of MAUI OneTouch gesture control is among many of the UI's features intended to facilitate rapid "what-if" experimentation and debug possibilities. Stay tuned for more on OneTouch soon.